Metro detective booked for DUI after falling asleep at wheel

A Las Vegas Police Department detective was arrested on a drunken driving charge over the weekend, the agency announced Monday.

The detective, Russell Backman, reportedly fell asleep at the wheel just before 4 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Hualapai Way and Sahara Avenue, according to a Metro news release.

Responding officers determined Backman was intoxicated, police said. He was arrested and transported to the Clark County Detention Center.

Backman has been with the Las Vegas police since 2000 and is currently assigned to the Organized Crime Bureau. Because he works undercover, Metro said it would not release his mug shot.

This is a developing story. Check back here for details.

No more anointed LVMPD Sheriff says Veterans In Politics International!

A number of unfortunate incidents have stung Sheriff Douglas Gillespie since his tenure with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD)

A number of unfortunate incidents have stung Sheriff Douglas Gillespie since his tenure with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD)

For Immediate Release: Steve Sanson President Veterans In Politics International 702 283 8088 Karen Steelmon Auxiliary Director Veterans In Politics International 702 238 5134 www.veteransinpolitics.org

No more anointed LVMPD Sheriff says Veterans In Politics International!

Las Vegas, NV. September 1, 2013 — Since the death of Army Gulf War Veteran Stanley Gibson on December 12, 2011, Veterans in Politics International has publicly and privately asked for the resignation of Sheriff Douglas Gillespie.

A number of unfortunate incidents have stung Sheriff Douglas Gillespie since his tenure with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), such as –  the More Cops Bill taking a terrible turn and possibly being eliminated; mass resignations of the Use of Force Board; discontinuation of an audit on search and rescue that may have cost the life of LVMPD Officer David Vanbuskirk; private helicopter rides to musicians; unarmed civilians being shot; and immeasurable amounts of tax payer’s money that has gone towards, and continues to be expended, on rent for the new Police Headquarters. shooting lv

Gillespie announced five months ago that he would run for re-election; however, when asked by a local television reporter to comment, President of Veterans in Politics International declared Gillespie’s days are numbered.

Without a doubt, Metro has experienced unnecessary calamity since Gillespie reined full leadership in 2007. Nevertheless, “the powers that be” told Gillespie to pull out of the race for Sheriff so they could tip the scales and subsequently put in their own replacement at the helm, former Sheriff Bill Young.

In 2007, Young left Metro to work for Station Casinos as the head of their security, making over a half million dollars per year. Young left Metro for more money, less responsibility, and anointed Gillespie. Continue reading

Las Vegas Tribune reporter Natasha Minsky has been warned – the biggest lawsuit of the century is going on at the Las Vegas Federal Courthouse: an active member of the police department, a detective with 38 years of seniority, is suing his boss — Sheriff Doug Gillespie — along with 14 of the highest executives

Douglas Gillespie

Douglas Gillespie

After the August 14 front page article in Las Vegas Tribune, partially titled “Metro… facing ugly humps… cover-ups,” several blocked and unknown telephone calls have been placed to newspaper reporter Natasha Minsky’s private cell phone trying to scare and discourage her from writing articles that may expose the integrity of the present Metro police department’s administration.

After congratulating Minsky for her latest article, one caller, sounding suspiciously like a person in law enforcement,  suggested that the reporter “should go buy a gun” (which gave the impression that the caller assumed the reporter does not have a gun to protect herself.) Another call came from an unknown telephone number, and that one also sounded like it came from a police officer or a family member of someone in law enforcement who may have had the blessings of a higher-up in the department.

The clearest evidence we can show that proves the cowardly behavior of the mainstream media in this town is the cover-up going on right in front of the public. Currently, the biggest lawsuit of the century is going on at the Las Vegas Federal Courthouse: an active member of the police department, a detective with 38 years of seniority, is suing his boss — Sheriff Doug Gillespie — along with 14 of the highest executives in the department’s administration.

They (Metro) have been doing for a long time. Threatening people with their life, is nothing new or invisible what this police force does on a daily basis. Shoot they have been threatening me for the past 17 years, and still will boldly tell you they are above the law and will do as they like. Maybe the paper (Tribune) should have people write in about their Ordeal’s with outlawed (Metro), and other law entities connected and protect Metro. Detective Martines is not the only person who has evidence of how this police are getting away with corruption and the like – Mark hough

The caller made this comment: “Rolando [Larraz, the owner of the newspaper] is bulletproof in this matter; they wouldn’t dare do anything to him, as he has great public exposure.” It is clear that the caller tried to play head games with the
reporter. The caller tried to make her believe that she is being used by the newspaper and further tried to convince her that the newspaper’s publisher may have assigned her to cover news stories that put her life in danger. (What? No one is supposed to be brave enough to “dare” write articles that expose the corruption of the administrative higher-ups in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department?) The call continued: “You [the reporter], on the other hand, have painted a target on your back. You’re an excellent writer and your [news] sources are good, but you are still a contributor and don’t have the public exposure that Rolando [Tribune publisher] does.”
A man on the extension line was heard saying more things to the Las Vegas Tribune’s investigative reporter in an attempt to turn her against the very people that gave her the opportunity to expand and create a name for herself in her chosen career of journalism. Las Vegas Tribune is, so far, the only Clark County newspaper that is brave enough to expose — without compromising — the corruption that exists in the mob-style rule of the Metro police department’s administration. The clearest evidence we can show that proves the cowardly behavior of the mainstream media in this town is the cover-up going on right in front of the public. Currently, the biggest lawsuit of the century is going on at the Las Vegas Federal Courthouse: an active member of the police department, a detective with 38 years of seniority, is suing his boss — Sheriff Doug Gillespie — along with 14 of the highest executives in the department’s administration.

So why is the daily newspaper, which has more reporters in the courthouse than in the newsroom, covering up this huge case and not writing about it?
As astonishing as it sounds (and it proves this newspaper got it right one more time), another next telephone warning came with a very familiar voice, and it was very similar to the voice on previous calls. “My working relationship with LVPD is now tenuous at best.

We still communicate, but only at the very basic levels,” the caller stated, proving that the person or persons calling Las Vegas Tribune’s investigative reporter are, at the very least, connected to Metro. Another very noticeable sign that the callers are somehow connected to the police is that this newspaper and its publisher have been writing uncompromising articles exposing problems for a long time, and no one ever has been this outspoken about it. But now that a female reporter
is on the story, they call, trying to intimidate the young woman.
It is the typical male police behavior; they are not as fast to make a bold move when other men are involved, yet they become aggressive when a woman is the target.

Far too often, the public hears problems of male police officers who show their macho tendencies to abuse or hate women. Maybe it’s because some of their women betrayed them and cheated on them because of women’s frequent complaints that cops are so “involved in their job” that they don’t have time to pay enough attention to their home life or relationships. An example from reports filed earlier showed that a now-retired police sergeant, Mike Bunker, a 7-foot-tall and 300-pound cop, beat up a diminutive 5-foot-tall, 95-pound woman after he learned that his woman had cheated on him with a fellow church members and police officers co-workers. The recent telephone warning calls to reporter Minsky have prompted several changes in staffing at the newsroom. While some rumors, unconfirmed at this time, place Larraz back in the newsroom mainly to cover the courts, and city and county meetings; Minsky may shift to editorials. Calls made to Minsky were not returned by newspaper press time on Tuesday night. Larraz is away from the office this week but has been seen in the County Commissioners Chamber.

source: http://lasvegastribune.net/tribune-reporter-warned/

Lawless America Draws Attention In Las Vegas

Las Vegas Tribune - Lawless America

Las Vegas Tribune – Lawless America

With so much corruption in Las Vegas Nevada, we want to include as much news about these scandals too.  Bill Windsor filmed parts of Lawless America the movie in the city of Las Vegas recently and the Las Vegas Tribune was kind enough to write a story.  It seems like every day we read about police misconduct a Las Vegas SWAT mission gone wrong (see real news report) and  corruption in the Sin City news.

Are you aware some how Bill Windsor in all his splendor has the Lawless America the Movie Promos tied into the Sundance Film Festival? Which you can view @ SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL VIDEOS

I-Team: Nevada District Court Judge Valorie Vega  Facing Misconduct Counts

I-Team: Nevada District Court Judge Valorie Vega Facing Misconduct Counts

Las Vegas thrives in corruption like the rest of Nevada, but only bigger and grander just like their casinos. They have their own style of corruption down there that includes firefighter, police and HOA corruption running rampant in addition to the usual Nevada Government corruption and Nevada Judicial corruption.

We found a new website to expose corruption called http://www.noethics.net and they did a story on Judge Valorie Vega too along with 8newsnow. For more on this sage, go to the corrupt Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline website.

There is even a Linkedin website for Las Vegas Judicial Corruption

1 Judge George Assad of Las Vegas an Il Duce Wannabee and ethically insolvent
2 Judge Nicholas Del Vecchio of Las Vegas; loathsome pervert, celebrated moron
3 Judge Elizabeth Halverson of Las Vegas a moron and an ethical gremlin
4 Judge Kevin Higgins of Sparks, NV; lifetime porker, congenital liar
5 Las Vegas Judge Steven Jones, accomplished misogynist, ethical gremlin
6 Former Judge Peter LaPorta of Henderson, NV; convict, ethically deprived
7 Senior Judge Terrence P. Marren of Las Vegas; lifetime porker, slacker
8 Judge Reese F. Melville of West Wendover, NV; Muammar Gadaffi Wannabee
9 Judge Donald M. Mosley of Las Vegas: lifetime porker and loser
10 Judge Valerie Vega of Las Vegas; arrogant slacker, loser

The Las Vegas press does an OK job at exposing the Sin City Corruption.  LV Sun always runs a good story about once a week on Las Vegas Corruption: Judge Valorie Vega says ethics charges lack merit. The local newspaper Las Vegas Sun and its editor Hank Greenspun led a crusade in the earlydays to expose all the criminal ties, activities, and government corruption in Las Vegas. His investigative reporting and editorials led to the exposure of Clark County Sheriff Glen Jones‘ ownership of a brothel and the resignation of Lieutenant Governor Clifford A. Jones as the state’s national committeeman for the Democratic Party. Before his death in 1989, Hank Greenspun founded The Greenspun Corporation to manage his family’s assets, and it remains a major influence in Las Vegas, with media holdings in print, television and the Internet; substantial real estate holdings; and ownership stakes in a number of casinos.

Highbeam.com, an online research tool conducted a recent study. Of 10 cities listed in the study, Las Vegas came in 10th.

Here’s the list of cities and the number of times the word “corruption” and a particular city appeared in media mentions over the last two years. Maybe if they rated corruption per capita Las Vegas would rank closer to #1.

1. Chicago, 3,121 2. Los Angeles, 1,412  3. Boston, 1,130 4. Washington, D.C., 946 5. New York City, 899 6. Philadelphia, 634 7. Miami, 617 8. San Francisco, 492 9. Detroit, 434 10. Las Vegas, 387

Find anyone on the street of Las Vegas and they’ll belly laugh, or run away quickly, because someone stopped them to ask the question: “Is Las Vegas corrupt?”

We’ve had bribery scandals that landed four county commissioners in federal prison; we’ve had suicides, court battles and convictions related to a years-long case involving homeowner association boards and attorneys trying to cash in on home-defect allegations.

We all “know” lobbyists and casinos run our state Legislature.

Even local firefighters have been called corrupt after county officials and an independent arbitrator pointed to firefighters’ apparent use of sick-leave to run up overtime hours. The FBI is still investigating the matter.

By Marilyn Henderson
Special to the Las Vegas Tribune

Standing behind his 150-foot crime scene banner, Bill Windsor is drawing nationwide attention to his cause, Lawless America, and making its presence known to all Americans who have been wronged by a corrupt justice system and “lawless” government officials.

Grant Sawyer Building Las Vegas Crime Scene
Grant Sawyer Building Las Vegas Crime Scene

He is asking victims of injustice to tell their stories on camera in interviews with him. Lawless America is filming the interviews to be used in a movie about how America has become a lawless country.

By lawless, Windsor is referring to the victimization of the American public by a justice system run with corrupt government officials and corrupt judges who do whatever they want to do, regardless of the law. Continue reading